Last year, Animal Aid launched "Horse Racing Awareness Week" with a hard hitting leaflet and poster. Protests were held outside betting shops up and down the country. The message to the public was clear: there is no such thing as a "harmless flutter"; every time you place a bet you are gambling with animals' lives.
This year's Horse Racign Awareness Week is from Saturday 31 March until Saturday 7 April. On Saturday 7 April, there will be a demonstration at Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool.
For more details on actions at Aintree contact Manchester Animal Protection (0845 456 2492) or Animal Aid (01732 364 546) for general information about horse racing